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rhinoluvr

rhinoluvr
Date Joined: April 22, 2010
Last Online: February 26, 2021
Birthday: October 3
Country: United States

Favorite Crafts

*Updated 12/27/20 HAPPY NEW YEAR! I love brightening friends' mailboxes with happy mail & positive messages. I also enjoy mail art, and trying to save the USPS. *** I enjoy recycling fun paper products, so you may see a re-purposed envelope from me. I **always send my swaps, so if you don't receive a swap, please just let me know. I'll be happy to re-send. The drop box mailboxes at one of my post offices nearby recently had a vandalism event, and I hope none of my outgoing mail was affected, but if so, I'll be happy to re-send. I give my partners the benefit of the doubt also. We're all here for the full mailboxes! ;)

As far as crafting, I particularly enjoy doodling, cutting, gluing & collage, rubber stamps, especially alphabets, stickers, labels, ribbons, paints, and anything else to embellish my Art Journals.

I also have a sloppy gluebook where I paste in anything paper to keep it from junking up my artspace which is just a desk in the corner of my living room.

I enjoy making my own envelopes from old calendars, magazine pages, and other papers. I also enjoy making postcards & greeting cards. I'm afraid my efforts aren't as neat as the ones in card making magazines, but I am always pleased with the way they turn out.

I collect alphabet stickers & alphabet rubber stamp sets, have a too large stash of scrapbook papers, and many B&W and color images collected over the years for collage. I have tiny handwriting and so prefer to use very fine tip pens, like the Pigma Micron 01.

I work at a bookstore and keep a journal at work to paste in any kind of label or tag, and because I think gluing helps me de-stress. I've just transferred to a new location within the same company, and immediately ransacked the office supply cabinets for good paper, post-its, labels, art tape, etc.

I tried to make an art quilt/quilted book once, but found my sewing skills needed some fine tuning before I embarked on such a big project. I still like sewing though, and try to appreciate the sloppiness of my stitches.

I have collected and embellished cigar boxes and other small wooden boxes. These come in handy for my vast postcard collection, some as old as 1906 with a cancelled stamp.

I like decoupage, and any other sort of collage. I love making small photo books, like the KOLO ones with ribbons attached for hanging. I like looking at bookbinding books, but haven't attempted one yet.

Favorite images - antique suitcases, typewriters, books, cameras, etc. I love RHINOs, and rainy scenes. I like camping images, as well as treehouse and tree hugging. Oops, guess that makes me a bit of a hippie, huh? ah well, there's worse things.

I'm really looking forward to swapping so I can pare down my craft supplies and meet other people like myself who obsess about PAPER

About Me

Hello, my name is Lisa, aka rhinoluvr. I'm happy to be on swap-bot, after reading about Hoarders and seeing a season of the TV show of the same name. Where does all this stuff come from?!

I am a 46 year old mom who lives in Maryland & works in a bookstore. I'm a vegetarian but not the self-righteous sort.

I've lived all over the U.S. - in Boston, MA, in Portland, OR, in Athens, GA & in Virginia before moving back to my home state of Maryland. I can't pass up the occasional free babysitting & hot meals from my family.

I am the proud mom of two boys - Harper (15), & Dylan (13). They are so much fun to be with. I am very Liberal in my politics & lifestyle. People should do what makes them happy without directly harming others. Things happen for a reason.

I love to create & to paste found things in my art journal. I love getting into the zen state when you're crafting when everything falls away, and time passes without you noticing.

When I am not working or playing with my 2 sons, I enjoy sending postcards, taking pictures, drawing & painting and writing/pasting/doodling in my art journals and gluebooks.

I love camping, hiking, swimming, and being outdoors in the sun. I also love to curl up with a book that grabs me right away- bonus points if it's raining outside & I'm snuggled under a quilt.

I've recently been feeling uninspired but overwhelmed by my stationery, art & crafting supplies, and figured swapping would help me pare them down, while adding new items from like-minded individuals.

Looking forward to sending & receiving. :)

Favorite Music

SONIC YOUTH, Radiohead, Sleater-Kinney, Shins, Weezer, Beastie Boys, Belle & Sebastian, Spoon, Tom Waits, Pavement, Beck, Built to Spill, the Lucksmiths, Johnny Cash, the Pixies, Flaming Lips, Dinosaur Jr., Bob Dylan, Gossip, Cat Power, Neutral Milk Hotel, Rihanna, Bjork, Arcade Fire, Patsy Cline the Beatles, Velvet Underground, Mirah, Nina Simone, Rolling Stones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Camera Obscura, Iron & Wine, Neil Diamond Bob Marley, They Might Be Giants, Holly Golightly, Goldfrapp, The Who, New Order, June of '44, Kimya Dawson, New Pornographers Apples in Stereo, Nirvana, Stereolab, Joanna Newsom, Beirut, Black Heart Procession, the Decemberist, the Pretenders, John Legend Duran Duran, Sufjan Stevens, the Vaselines, Buddy Holly, Cars, Mumford & Sons, Magnetic Fields... just to name a few.

Favorite Books

I love looking through craft books for inspiration. There are two really good Art Journaling books coming out this Spring: Journal Junkies & Creative Wildfire - just Can't Wait!

When I read fiction, I love everything & anything by: Paul Auster, Vladimir Nabokov, William Faulkner, James Ellroy, Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Klosterman, Truman Capote, Harry Crews, Dashiell Hammett, David Sedaris, Patricia Highsmith, Danny Gregory, Jim Thompson, Feodor Dostoevsky, Edith Wharton, Milan Kundera, Leo Tolstoy, Toni Morrison, Henry James, Raymond Chandler, Bill Bryson, Chuck Palahniuk, poetry of Pablo Neruda, poetry of Leonard Cohen, and musician biographies.

My favorite Children's literature authors right now are Roald Dahl, Edward Gorey, Mo Willems, David Wiesner, Judy Sierra, Kate DiCamillo, David Shannon, Anna Dewdney, Jerry Pinkney, Lane Smith, Shel Silverstein, and many others. I am just starting to re-read the Independent Reader and Chapter Books I loved as a child, like the Encyclopedia Brown series, the Boxcar Children series, and many others. It's an exciting time to be a bookseller!

Favorite Movies

movies directed by John Waters - "Polyester", "Pink Flamingos" Terry Gilliam Jim Jarmusch Coen Brothers - "Big Lebowski", "Raising Arizona" Woody Allen - "Hannah & Her Sisters", "Annie Hall" Wes Anderson - "Rushmore" Barry Levinson - "Avalon", "Liberty Heights" Alfred Hitchcock - "Dial M for Murder" Marx Brothers movies Everything by the little tramp, Charlie Chaplin Terence Malick - "Days of Heaven" Gus Van Sant - "Drugstore Cowboy" Stanley Kubrick - "The Killers" Billy Wilder - "Some Like It Hot" Tim Burton John Hughes - "Sixteen Candles" Roman Polanski - "Rosemary's Baby" Lasse Hallstrom - "Shipping News"

Favorites:

Color - PURPLE
Animal - Rhinoceros
Shape - Stars! Polka Dots!
Holiday - Arbor Day (I'm a bit of a tree hugger)
Pens - Sakura Pigma Micron 01, any Ultra Fine Point Sharpie
Number - 13
Letter - L
Foods - Cheese, sushi, most fruits, nuts
Drink - COFFEE
Fruit - Bananas or Mangoes
Car - Volkswagen
Job - current one, as a bookseller
Sport - Swimming
Season - Fall
Candy - Fireballs

fAvOrItE pOsTcArDs

Here are some of my FAVORITE types of postcards to receive, but I will be happy with almost any PC you send me, as long as it follows the directions in the swap:

RHINOS ( hard to find, believe me, I know)
Treehouses
Coffeehouses, coffee mugs, etc.
Libraries, bookstores, people reading
Photographs of famous authors
Covered Bridges Outhouses Mailboxes, Post Offices, stacks of letters
City scenes
Forests, or calming greenery scenes, with trees
Vinatge scenes of what a city area used to look like
Animals in their natural habitats
Monuments
Castles
Lighthouses
Typewriters
Edward Gorey
State map cards
B&W images
Volkswagens
Odd Roadside Attractions
Airstream trailers, or other camping vehicles
Postcards of artwork, such as those bought in a museum
Cats (wild or domesticated)
Moose
Octopus
Owls
Jellyfish
Laughing children, or children having fun
Book illustrations or engravings

Ratings

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debbiespoms rated for PH: Person/Place/Thing #4 on Feb 25, 2021
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Comment: Wow, Thank you for great PC choices girl & the 2 extra! I love them! Esp. the Valentine's one. But I am trying like heck, to get to your letter. I guess I should have joined so many crochet swaps, ha! My big down fall ! I am making an Infinity scarf and an winter hat swap. I'll get there yet to your letter dear.
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Comment: All good choices! Thank you for the extras. Yes, we have had some snow this month. Yesterday hit 56, Yay. Today back to 35 but the sun is shinning. Take care. Joy
christy102194 rated for Quote PC Swap USA #18 on Feb 24, 2021
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Comment: Much needed quotes for the times!
ayahsantos rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #206 on Feb 24, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the wheelbarrow postcard. Can't wait to show my parents. They love old farm and garden stuff.
TabbyJay rated for Quote PC Swap USA #19 on Feb 24, 2021
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Comment: Thank you! Love the quote!
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basykes rated for I <3 NTP 2 (USA) on Feb 23, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the card. I hope you are warming up!
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful nighttime view of Tuscon.
nanadiana rated for Quote PC Swap USA #19 on Feb 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the pc and your nice message. I love quotes! Take care!
squince rated for Quote PC Swap USA #19 on Feb 21, 2021
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Comment: Love it!
suepier rated for Quote PC Swap USA #18 on Feb 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard and the great quotes. The Hemingway quote has always been a favorite of mine.
Amyncognito rated for Quote PC Swap USA #19 on Feb 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and quote!
thequilterslink rated for Make an Envelope - Recipes on Feb 19, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the envelopes! We are good here, not too much snow, storm here too and cold. Stay safe!
SkaGirl rated for Black/White Postcard Swap #79 on Feb 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!!! :)
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Comment: thanks!
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I hope your son did well at his hockey game! :)
simcoe54 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #8C on Feb 18, 2021
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Comment: Great postcard choices. Thanks
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Comment: Al great choices (the little boy with the frog is so cute!) and thanks for the kitty stickers too :)

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Comments

susieq11 on Feb 24, 2021:

Thank you for the Valentine’s Day postcard! I got it today! Postmarked the 10th. Seems to be usual these days. That was quick compared to so much other mail. Thank you for thinking of me - I love the card and your note! XOXO

Poohtat on Feb 6, 2021:

susieq11 on Feb 1, 2021:

Hi Lisa! Thank you for the get well card!! It is so cheery and pretty! I appreciate your note and I’m on strict orders to take it easy! : ) It is so nice to be feeling good again and I look forward to March when I can get my usual life back (for the most part), finally!! You are so sweet to think of me. XOXO

TexyDeb on Dec 15, 2020:

Have a loving, safe, healthy holiday season!

susieq11 on Oct 13, 2020:

As far as that postcard goes, it also has a USPS label dated 9-23! I only wish I knew where it went! LOL!

susieq11 on Aug 28, 2020:

Thanks for the Save the Post Office postcard!! So cool!! I owe you some mail!! xoxo

susieq11 on Jul 16, 2020:

Thank you for the pretty envelope!!!!!! Love the flowers and colors!!

susieq11 on May 12, 2020:

Hi! : )

creationsbytee on Dec 24, 2015:

mamajoy on Mar 22, 2014:

Lisa...your resend for "three postacards in an envelops #2g" went out today. Hope you get it soon. If you are lucky, both mailings will show up. Thanks for your patience. Joy

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